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Sene West ballot box snatcher jailed 3 months in addition to 5-years ban

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The man who snatched a ballot box in the Sene West constituency in the Bono East Region on Election Day has been convicted by a court.

The 39-year-old Christian Nukpeta is to spend three months in jail.

He has also been banned for five years from registering and voting in any election in Ghana.

In addition custodial sentence and ban, he is pay a fine of GH¢3600.

If he defaults the payment of the fine, he will spend an additional six months in jail.

The sentence was handed over to him when he appeared before the Techiman Circuit Court, presided over by Justice Alexander Graham on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Nukpeta, a resident of Tato Bator pleaded guilty to the charge and he told the court that, he did not know why he engaged in that act.

The court was told that he snatched a Parliamentary ballot box at one of the polling stations in the area when the counting process was ongoing.

It took the intervention of the security personnel at the scene to pursue and arrest him.

Even with that, when the box was returned, it had one of the seals, the one belonging to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate removed.

Sene West seat

The Sene West Parliamentary results in the Bono East Region is currently outstanding following a court injunction.

The EC cannot declare the results until the court has determined the case before it.

The outstanding Sene West seat was contested by three candidates in Monday’s election.

They are the incumbent Kwame Ampofo Twumasi of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Kumah Mackay of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Caesar Fomekah of the National Democratic Party (NDP).

 

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Police Arrest Bull For Killing A Woman

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Police arrest bull for killing a woman in Kenya

 

Police Arrest Bull For Killing Woman In Kenya

A bull has been detained at the Khayega police post in Kakamega County, Kenya after it trampled a woman to death.

The owner of the bull was also arrested and is currently in custody as police carry out investigations into the incident.

The bull nicknamed ‘Tusker’ reportedly broke loose and charged at three women from Lutoto village and trampled one of them to death as the owner, Josphat Bilimo was driving it back home from a match last Friday.

The 60-year-old woman identified as Felistus Luda is reported to have been attacked by the bull as she attempted to flee from the scene.

Mr Bonventure Munanga, the director of the Kakamega County Bullfighting Association, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, July 5, said the bull caught up with a woman as she attempted to flee to safety.

“The woman could not run fast enough since she had sustained an injury in the accident and she was unfortunately killed by the bull,” said Mr Munanga.

Kakamega East sub county police commander Mr Robert Makau told Nation.Africa that police were called in to rescue the bull from villagers who wanted to slash it to death and share it’s meat.

“The DCIO is handling the investigations. The owner of the bull will appear in court on Thursday to face charges related to negligence in handling the animal,” said Mr Makau.

Mr Munanga said the owner of the bull tried to negotiate with the family of the woman so that they could settle the matter out of court.

“He agreed to meet the burial expenses, but villagers were planning to attack the bull and kill it as dictated by tradition. The bull is supposed to be killed and the meat shared out to be eaten,” said Mr Munanga.

 

Police Arrest Bull For Killing Woman In Kenya

The bull tethered to a nearby tree at the police post

The incident has brought to light the issue of safety relating to the popular bullfighting spot which draws huge crowds in the western region.

Mr Munanga said he had convened a meeting with the owners of bulls to discuss safety during bullfighting matches in Kakamega County.

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$24M Fraud: US Court Postpones Socialite Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

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Again, US Court Postpones Socialite Hushpuppi’s Sentencing

 

A United States Central District Court in California has postponed the sentencing of Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abass known as Hushpuppi for the second time.

According to Premium Times report, Judge Otis Wright has fixed September 21 as the new sentencing date for Hushpuppi. “At the request of counsel, the Sentencing is CONTINUED to 9/21/2022 at 1:30 PM before Judge Otis D. Wright II, as to Defendant Ramon Olorunwa Abbas,” the court’s announcement made June 24 read.

Hushpuppi pleaded guilty in April 2021, according to court documents by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) to the multi-million-dollar fr@ud charges filed against him by the United States government.

A version of Hushpuppi’s plea agreement filed in June outlined his role in a school finance scheme, as well as several other cyber and business email compromise schemes that cumulatively caused more than $24 million in losses. He pleaded guilty to Count Two which is “Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering,” an offence that attracts a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment among other punishments including full restitution, his plea agreement with the U.S. government states in part.

Recall, that Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) in June 2020, and subsequently flown to the U.S., Hushpuppi pleaded guilty to the charges in July 2021 and was ordered to remain in custody pending sentencing.

The sentencing hearing was initially moved by Judge Wright from February 14 to July 11 and has now been moved to September 21 at the counsel’s request.

He has been in custody since his arrest in Dubai and rendition to the U. S. in June 2020. He, thereafter entered into a plea bargain agreement with the U.S. government in July 2021, in the hope of getting a lighter punishment. Despite pleading guilty, Hushpuppi will not be exempted from paying restitution.

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Former US President Donald Trump will be jailed – Ofori Amponsah Prophesies

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Flip-flop Ghanaian Prophet,  Ghanaian Highlife musician and songwriter Ofori Amponah known in real life as Samuel Ofori Amponsah has prophesied that Farmer American President Donald Trump is likely to be arrested, prosecuted and jailed.

“Let’s pray for Donald Trump because six months ago I saw police with a warrant for the Ex-president of the USA”. Ofori Amponsah who claims to be a lover of prophecy and not a prophet said this on TV XYZ in an interview monitored by MyNewsGH.com.

The musician however did not make it clear on the ground for which the outspoken Former US president is going to be arrested and to be made to face the law.

Meanwhile, he also revealed that, before the US elections that took Donald Trump out the White House, he (Ofori Amponsah) saw his defeat adding that the renowned businessman can never return to the presidency.

“I also saw him being removed from the white House even before the elections and he will never come back to power, of course”, he revealed.

Source: MyNewsGH.com / Syxtus Eshun / 2022

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